New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills, announced that it will host U2 for the tour that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the band’s 1987 album The Joshua Tree
THIS JUST IN: U2 is playing New Era Field on September 5, 2017!
— New Era Field (@newerafield) June 6, 2017
The Buffalo News web page states that tickets will go on sale June 12 through Live Nation and Ticketmaster with prices ranging from $39.50 to $295.50. The Buffalo News also reports that there will be, “a priority presale for U2 subscribers at U2’s website starting at 10 a.m. June 8 through 5 p.m. June 10. There will be a four-ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a six-ticket limit with public sales.”
The band’s tour page does not say who will open for them, but openers for past and future shows include: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the Lumineers, OneRepublic and Mumford & Sons. Chances are it will be one of these groups, but odds are Mumford & Sons won’t be joining them as they will be in Europe for the remainder of the summer after June 24th.
This tour highlights the 30-year-old album The Joshua Tree which, according to The Rolling Stone, is one of their most popular releases. The magazine recently conducted an interview with U2’s set designer, Willie Williams, which revealed that only a few shows were planned to commemorate the album.
“When we were doing the show production rehearsals for iHeartRadio Music Festival and Dreamforce last year there was talk of doing this, but initially it was just an idea to mark the anniversary and do one or two shows. The idea was maybe one in the U.S. and one in Europe. That was the first time it came across my radar. I was rather pleased it became a proper tour.”
Luckily, U2 decided to make this a world wide tour, making it more available to lovers of the group but only just – 17 out of the 24 upcoming shows sold out meaning the one in New Era Field will have little to no seats left for last-minute tickets buyers.
There has been plenty of social media buzz about past ‘Joshua Tree Tour 2017’ shows and for good reason. Here’s a teaser from their performance in Vancouver.